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NC-09: Dallas & Gramps make “an exception” for Mark Harris

  This email hit inboxes this week: Dear Friend — This is an important message. As policy, the NCGOP does not engage its list of donors and supporters to solicit donations to individual candidates and causes. We don’t do this because of the financial needs of the Party and sheer volume…

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‘Electioneering’ rule bites Democrat recommendations for SBoE

  Democrats got two NCGOP nominations for the state board of elections thrown out, and it appears Republicans are returning the favor.   Wake County elections board member Greg Flynn (also a liberal activist and blogger), and Valerie Johnson have been knocked out of consideration for the new board, which…

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Retired Raleigh financier eyeing primary challenge to US senator Thom Tilli$$$?

  THAT is the word on the street.   Garland Tucker III is the retired CEO of Raleigh’s Triangle Capital Corporation.   He’s a Harvard Business School grad and a senior fellow at The John Locke Foundation and board member at Civitas.  Tucker is an author whose best know work is Conservative Heroes:…

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NC-03: Going really really really really LOW …

  I’ve seen some despicable, low-down things in my time around politics.  But spreading false rumors about the death of someone struggling with a  serious illness ranks right down there with the worst: Some of you may recall that Mr. Parrott was Jones’s 1996 opponent in the Third Congressional District…

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NC-09: At SBoE, Malcolm OUT and, um. Woodhouse IN?

It looks like the guy who started this whole fracas that threw the Ninth Congressional District race into limbo won’t be around to make any  more trouble.  Josh Malcolm of Robeson County does not appear to have been  reappointed by Governor Cooper. Malcolm was besieged by all kinds of controversy,…

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NC-09: Judge punts on Harris certification request

The drivebys are painting Judge Ridgeway’s refusal to force certification of the Ninth Congressional District race as a defeat for Mark Harris.  Actually, if you read into the judge’s actions and comments, he took every opportunity to get himself out of and away from this very politically-uncomfortable situation: […] “This…

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NC-09: Robeson Democrat goes dark, still hasn’t filed final campaign report

A Robeson County school board member running for NC Senate in November — who appears to have been a significant vehicle for disbursing payments to GOTV “consultants” — has not communicated officially with the state board of elections since October 30 and has not submitted his final campaign finance report….

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NC-03: More vultures?

While incumbent congressman Walter Jones recovers from an injury and the resulting surgery, a number of Republicans are already jockeying to replace him. We’ve heard from perennial candidate Phil Law.  Now, state Rep. Phil Shepard (R-Onslow) is stepping out there publicly: Law and Sheppard would appear to be fighting over…

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NC-09: ANOTHER Robeson DEM paid out nearly $8K for “GOTV”

The Ninth Congressional District race is trapped in limbo because of alleged concerns over the roughly $7000 worth of work by GOTV (get out the vote) consultant McRae Dowless.  Much of Dowless’s work was on behalf of Republicans. Meanwhile, over in neighboring Robeson County, we’ve identified two Democrat candidates who…

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NC-09: TWO Robeson DEMs paid $60K+ in 2018 for same thing being probed in Bladen

Roughly $7000 in payments for GOTV (get out the vote) consulting to McRae Dowless of Bladen County has the certification of the Ninth Congressional District race in limbo.   Final campaign finance reports for 2018 show that two powerful Robeson County Democrats, who were on the November ballot,  paid out…